1000 WATCHERS RAFFLE YAYYYYY (+ Life Updates) THE RAFFLE IS OVER.1000 WATCHERS RAFFLE YAYYYYY (+ Life Updates)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
RAFFLE UPDATE: I'm extending the raffle until Friday morning (morning in Europe) because I don't have my life under control and didn't manage to post a reminder yesterday.
Also, if the raffle reaches 100 entries, the points prizes get raised to 400 and the headshots become halfbodies! But only then, okay? So get faving, everyone.
If you haven't entered because you don't need any art for yourself at the moment, how about a gift for your friend?
First of all - on Monday, I handed my bachelor's thesis in. I wanted to show you a photo of me proudly clutching the three printed copies, and I even did my hair and put make-up on just for that, but despite this effort, I look too dead in it, so no. : D
I am slowly regaining the ability to have emotions other than stress and fatigue. That last week really messed wit
My dA story[Wow, it's been ages since I wrote a journal, so I thought this little bandwagon would be the perfect opportunity to do that.]My dA story6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I joined dA in 2006. I was 16, a sophomore in high school.
A friend of mine suggested it offhand, and I had been posting my first ventures into digital art on forums for a private server of Ragnorok Online, so I thought to myself "why not! Let's see what this is all about."
I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but the moment I first started posting, I could feel something change. Having people interested in your art and stories was so motivating; it was unlike anything I had ever had in person with family or friends. Up until I joined, I'd never really taken my art seriously.
I was on here for a year before I started concepting SalaDays, a slapstick story about supernatural teens in school. A lot of people showed interest, so I started up a webcomic (and even opened up
12 month PM winner result!!**i realized that the PM thing ends early when i searched up the time zone and stuff so i got a little nervous about the sale, so I'm just going to close it early. Just to be safe. :iconehesmileplz: Thanks to everyone who participated, I'll assure you all that I read them all, but I just can't reply to like all 80 comments :iconpapmingplz:12 month PM winner result!!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
SO! THE WINNER OF THIS RAFFLE IS ....
In all honesty, as soon as I put down your name on number 19 on my list, I told myself i'd laugh if they get it cus my lucky numbers are 9 and 19 :iconmingplz: and im still really shocked at the results. :iconigotacintiqplz: well anyways
I hope to hold another one of these next year during the next sale! :iconw0nkplz:
Again, congratulations to pandumpling !!
CONTEST RESULTS!Sorry for the long wait, guise! But finally, I have the winners for my contest!CONTEST RESULTS!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Placing as 5th place, winning an honorable mention, would be hann-nya! Congratulations!
I absolutely love, especially, the sweater that you designed. I think that it is so absolutely adorable, and I seriously have a thing for sweaters. I had my cousin help me judge, and she really liked yours, which was tied with 2 others.
Placing 4th place, winning an honorable mention, would be TheJammix! Congratulations!
Again, i really loved how you drew the sweater. I think that's what wooed me in the first place. Your piece was tied with 3 others but yours, out of the 4, had the most original design. The colors fitted really nicely, and I really love how you worked out your markers in general. Congrats! ^_^
Placing 3rd place, winning an honorable mention, would be BlazingBacon! Congratulations!
I gotta say, I was really shocked seeing
New Years Raffle! CLOSEDI'll distribute the last numbers and then I'll announce the winner! > u <New Years Raffle! CLOSED1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone for entering!!
Since I haven't been extremely active lately while I said I would be orz I've decided to do a little New Years Raffle for all my watchers!
It will work the same way as last time, but I'll repeat the rules etc. for the ones that have forgotten or didn't participate last time \(• ᴗ <
Of course this is probably what everyone is most interested in!
For the 1st place raffle winner: 1 Full body + simple background
For the 3 runner-ups: 1 chibi or 1 icon
Overcoming Creative BlockI think every artist has creative block from time to time. A friend of mine did recently, so I typed up my own remedy for it. And I liked how it turned out, so I think I'll post it here too. This is my advice on how to get past creative block - whether it's art block, writer's block, etc.Overcoming Creative Block1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's what you do -
Go find a book or comic book you haven't read. Read it. If you haven't read the Bone series by Jeff Smith, or the Bakuman series (it's a manga), then go find those, and read them. Read the Inkheart trilogy. Read Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. Read Endymion Spring. Find a story and lose yourself in it.
Watch animated videos and movies you haven't seen. Here's a playlist of animated videos I liked. Pick a few and watch them, and really think about the artwork being created there. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?listLkDDYT9uliZfNKCIelqyVcQO_p_e0O7Jn&feature=mh_lolz
Go search for a web
Pride Month: What is Gender?I'm gonna talk about some LGBTQA+ stuff because it's Pride Month and this stuff is important to me! Today's topic is gender, but I'll probably do one about sexuality later.Pride Month: What is Gender?8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Before I start, I just want to say that I’m basically writing this as a way to a) Spread Awareness of Pride Month, b) Get people to think about what it means to be a queer person in this time and most importantly c) OFFER SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT!
As an important note- this journal is pretty much about information and support, not debating. I’m not doing “SJW” stuff and I’d appreciate if you didn’t post negative/inflammatory things here. Thanks!
▪Well, first off- what is LGBTQA+?
This acronym has changed a little over the years, but my research tells me (and please correct me if I am wrong or outdated!) that the letters stand f
Amaranthine Story needs your help + pointsWe're gonna be Creative directors | Concept artists for the game Amaranthine Story by David Daniels. These days you were able to see some of the concepts which I uploaded in my gallery (also below). Well...we and the whole team would love to make this game and the project a reality, so we would need your help in making this game possible.Amaranthine Story needs your help + points7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Game director David Daniels launched first INDIEGOGO campaign. At the moment we would need some funding, so that game development will move on and we'll be able to show you bigger progress. More about the game you can read here. Some concept arts and video about the game (Matthias' Story) you can check below. More on Indiegogo.
About the game & Synopsis
Amaranthine Story is the Debut game of Lion Dog Studios. Fr
Nostalgia vs Critical thinking (Disney Edition)Hey gais!Nostalgia vs Critical thinking (Disney Edition)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Today I want to talk about a subject that has been circling around tumblr lately. Its a topic Disney fans have been insanely passionate about to the point of posting TL;DR text walls wherever you go. Frankly, many of these rabid fans are getting insanely obnoxious to the point that I want to shake some sense into them. Before I talk about the stuff that has been pissing me off, I want to get some things out of the way, ahem.
I love Disney. I love many of their films. One I consider one of my favorite films of all time. I sob at many of their scenes, have Disney songs in my ipod, and I sing Disney Karaokes at the top of my lungs and my neighbors probably HATE me for it. I'm a walking Disney Encyclopedia, I read Disney trivia for fun and obsessively study Disney history at my free time. This company inspired me to be an animator, gave me the drive to be the best I can be in my craft and I will ALWAYS have a degree of respect for it.
HOW FUCKING EVER.
Legend Of Zelda Plz The Ultimate Zelda Plz Account ListLegend Of Zelda Plz3 years ago in Personal More Like This
CT's Original Character Development - HANAHere's Hana's slightly lengthy development thing! Well, it's got pictures so it's actually not that long but anywho, you guys wanted Hana's development from her conception to now and I hope you enjoy it!CT's Original Character Development - HANA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
namahamuro-su on pixiv
•Stumbled upon the above picture on tumblr. I first imagined a highschool bully for Abbey for TΛB. The idea for Hana to be Abbey's older sister came some time afterwards when brainstorming Hana's backstory.
•Stumbled upon this picture as well. Primarly saved the image as clothing refs for Michiko Toyoda. I always commented on how Cara (who's name I didn't even know at the time) looked like an ideal daughter for Michiko.
•So the base idea for Hana was set. She would be the daughter of someone with Michiko's likeness and instead of being
The Disney Vault - Elsa analysisThe cold never bothered me anyway...The Disney Vault - Elsa analysis1 year ago in Personal More Like This
At last we have reached the final Disney Princess released so far: Elsa! (from Frozen)
Like I mentioned in Anna's post, I'm not going to discuss too much about Frozen's production since there is an overwhelming amount of info. However in Elsa's case, I will go in a bit more detail since she is without a doubt the star of the film.
Elsa is based on two characters from the original Snow Queen tale; she is based on the Snow Queen (duh), and Kai. Therefore she's the first Disney Princess who is based on a villain AND a male character from the source material. The Snow Queen's role in the original fairytale was her desire for companionship so she freezes the heart of a boy named Kai and kidnaps him to her castle. She is more neutral than evil and in many ways she is the personification of winter. Disney found the original tale too difficult to adapt because the Snow Queen was a difficult character to portray on the big screen (th
It's time to raise our voicesIt's time to raise our voices6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Check out this brilliant tribute to Robin Williams, painted by Yuuza!!
On the lethality of mental illness
We were saddened deeply today to hear that Robin Williams appears to have taken his own life. He was a brilliant, creative mind and a voice for humanity.
I've seen a lot of tributes to him over the past hour or so. Many people have posted clips of his work, quotes, and favorite memories. That's great; it's how we honor someone. But, somehow I feel like we're missing the point.
The point is . . . it's not fucking funny.
EDIT: I am not saying that people are making fun of Robin Williams' death. I am saying that some (not all) people are ignoring the cause of it.
Reports have it that Mr. Williams suffered from depression and possible drug/alcohol abuse. I've also read that he had bipolar disorder. Regardless, what plagued him was lethal, and it plagues so many other human beings acro
New Icon StyleSo i have been working on a smaller one.New Icon Style1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And it turned out really cute.
So i thought about selling them now.
So They will be like 6$ or 500
You can commission me now.
Please note me the details and everything xDD;
Thanks for the DD! And woahI logged into my dA today and wondered why there was an influx of messages in my inbox... it seems I received a Daily Deviation on my Renai Yuusha piece! Wow! So surprise! Much honoured!!Thanks for the DD! And woah1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks so much to Minato-Kushina for suggesting my piece and also Damaged927 for featuring it!
Thank you very much to those who are leaving such kind feedback too! I'm really glad it was this piece that was chosen, as it was a project I thoroughly enjoyed working on with my chorus team mates To have it recognised by others makes me very proud of our efforts!
Yesterday our office had its official end of year/Christmas party and a thing happened
NOT EVEN KIDDING.
The wrapping was so nice too!!
I feel like an excited child on Christmas day all over again hahaha.
Though, I actually don't know what I'll really be using this for... does anyone have recommendations for drawing apps?? I was considering Procreate but app
Art Theme Contest WinnersWe challenged you to create the perfect wall of art, and you responded with some absolutely amazing entries! The judges have selected the 5 winners from the thousands of entries. Check out the winners below.Art Theme Contest Winners1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Pyres Of Atonementby
$3 Pixel CommissionsAnyone interested? They look like this:$3 Pixel Commissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Kaye Sprite by RosyFoxesChocobe Sprite by RosyFoxesIce Sprite by RosyFoxesDee Sprite by RosyFoxes
They're really simple and they just bounce, but they're cute. Anyone interested? There's no slot limit ~
I need some money for Christmas ~
TehZion + http://fav.me/d6uc07c Safiru + http://fav.me/d6iz79d Kitty-Vamp + http://sta.sh/0c85ah5ldud http://sta.sh/01xcmlsyi8w2 Daine-Hime + http://fav.me/d6l981p http://fav.me/d6uzw69 Daine-Hime + http://fav.me/d61hfam Daine-Hime + h
Time for a bit of real talk.I figure this is as good a time as any to let some of you know a tiny bit about me.Time for a bit of real talk.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe in honesty. I believe in respect. I sincerely think that these two things are probably the most important to partake in and ponder over. Honesty and respect are what build good relationships, even better friendships, and more miscellaneous connections that are pretty mutually beneficial. To me, when someone shows thorough lack of respect or honesty when faced with it, things get a bit silly. Honesty and respect are rooted in communication, and without communication, we fall.
I like to think of myself as an honest and relatively respectful person. We all have flaws, and I'm not an exception to that.
I keep my friends close. I keep them very close, closer than my family. When one of my friends is having problems, I stop what I'm doing, I listen, and I offer my honest, yet respectful, opinions. I don't criticise them harshly, and I don't let outside people sway my judgment or feelings
My Little Pony PLZMy Little Pony SectionsMy Little Pony PLZ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Little Pony : Friendship is Magic // Page : 1 2
Symbol(s) for the non Premium DeviantsHello my Ryceballs. So eversince DA's recent symbol changes, I have been hearing a lot of complaints. Mostly about how regular non premium members don't even get a symbol. It makes them feel like they are not important. Its ok I hear ya I hear ya. And you know me, I am all about the people. Ry-Spirit cares. So I thought about this a lot and try to think of an appropriate symbol that best suits our non premium friends, at the end I came up with a symbol... WELL I say a symbol but its more like a string of symbols. I feel like this is the only option for it to work. And I have used myself as an example of what the symbols would look like if I am in fact a regular deviant. Ok please look below.Symbol(s) for the non Premium Deviants1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You may need to right click and view the image to see the whole thing. Now what does it mean? I will tell you. It stands for "Sad because no money therefore no premium membership and seems like Im not considered an artist argh *swears*.. Sigh.. oh well.. I have an idea, look I'll continue to
WhytManga Drawing Tournament 2012 (OPEN)WhytManga Tournament 2012WhytManga Drawing Tournament 2012 (OPEN)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This tournament is to help pull the art community together, it's also to celebrete whytmanga slowly entering 3000 subs, whyt-Manga group getting 400 members and being 2 years old. i remeber when i had just 6 subs and i'm happy that i've come this far, im not that popular but i am very grateful and i dont plan on stopping here, i want to be the first african professional mangaka, anyway. this tournament is also to help other artists get some recognition for their work, i hate when good art doesnt get viewed and random ones do, its time for all yaw to shine!(cheezy i know). Its also to help all participants improve their art by competing with other in a friendly and fun manner!.
HOW IT WORKS
There are 5 rounds with 5 different art challenges.
I will pick my TOP 16 (Darklords) Entries out of all entries
Knock out stageout of the TOP 16, each artist will face one another, artist A vs artist B (as pairs), they will be assigned a new chall
Current and Future ProjectsIn case anyone is interested in the graphic novels that I'm working on, here's a list of all completed, in progress, and future works.Current and Future Projects3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Category: Slice of life / fiction
Description: A little girl seeks the help of an artist in hopes of mending her breaking family. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/1000-W0RDS-126831037)
Publication: On sale at http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=111
Category: Interactive narrative
Description: Walk in the shoes of a child forced to choose between mom or dad. (Play it here http://www.yuumei.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0#/d3k5k6d)
Category: Nonfiction / biography
Description: The true story of my friend and her plight to be reunited with her father. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Father-264884676)
The good ol' daysI remember a time when I would come on here routinely and vent all my feelings for no other reason than just that.The good ol' days7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I think part of the reason I felt the need to do that here is because in my mind, you liking my art means potentially you like me as a person. This is not necessarily the case, but maybe in some instances it is.
Since a while back when all of us UDON folks went off to our own places away from a centralized studio, I've started to feel a sort of distance from the scene and my cohorts. As time went on, I got married and now have two kids, while manyof my coworkers don't and that is not a chastisement.
However, having a family of your own is a full time thing and one that needs constant communication and planning to get the most of. Many things that seem so unclear manifest themselves only well after the point, and all in all its a learning game that never stops.
Because of a number of factors, I also just turned off all external media out of sheer disinterest. I never watche
Yen Pess Announces SECOND ANNUAL TALENT SEARCH!!!Hey everyone!Yen Pess Announces SECOND ANNUAL TALENT SEARCH!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last year Yen Press held their first annual talent search. As of December 2011 Yen Press has YET again announced their 2nd annual talent search! Anyone who is interested (and I greatly encourage everyone to give it a shot) here is the link below!
----- > http://www.yenpress.com/nts-11-12/
New Talent Search 2011-2012
ANNOUNCING THE SECOND ANNUAL YEN PRESS TALENT SEARCH!!!
Create a SELF-CONTAINED, 32-page short story.
The proportions of each page should be approximately 1 : 1.5. (Think of a standard Yen Press book. As long as the proportions are close, the actual size of the page does not matter, and we will not answer questions regarding specific page sizes.)
Your story must read left-to-right.
You should include a space for your title and name (pseudonyms okay) within your work.
Please do not recycle a short story you have already completed. We would l